Two Indicted After Break-In at Sand Point Post Office

Friday, January 23 2015

(Credit: Austin Roof/KSDP)

Two Sand Point men are facing federal charges after allegedly breaking into the town’s post office in late December.

Sheldon Shuravloff, 21, and Keith Lee Wilson, Jr., 18, were indicted Thursday on charges of burglary with intent to commit larceny, and conspiracy to commit burglary.

An unnamed 17-year-old is also facing juvenile charges in connection with the alleged break-in. The state is handling that part of the case.

The Exchange: A New Account of Shell's Arctic Exploits

Wednesday, January 21 2015

(Credit: Deca Stories)

In this segment, journalist McKenzie Funk discusses "Of Ice and Men," his new eBook on Shell Oil's Arctic drilling ambitions. 

The Exchange: Fish, Fuel Drive Unalaska's Budget Outlook

Wednesday, January 21 2015

Courtesy of City of Unalaska

In this segment, natural resource analyst Frank Kelty and finance director Patricia Soule discuss the impact that falling oil and fish prices will have on Unalaska's municipal budget. 

Experiment Looks for Slow Earthquakes Under Unalaska

Tuesday, January 20 2015

Researcher Abhijit Ghosh with one of his seismometers last summer. (Courtesy: University of California Riverside)

Earthquakes are an almost hourly occurrence in the Aleutian Islands. But most are too tiny to feel, and even the bigger ones are usually over in seconds. Just last week, a 4.7M quake went all but unnoticed in Unalaska.

But there’s another type of earthquake that runs deeper than those daily events: a slow earthquake. That's what scientists are now looking for underneath the Aleutians.

Hladick to Join Governor's Cabinet

Tuesday, January 20 2015

(Courtesy: City of Unalaska)

Update, 6 p.m. Wednesday: After 14 years as Unalaska’s city manager, Chris Hladick is leaving to join the cabinet of Gov. Bill Walker.

His appointment as state commerce commissioner was announced Tuesday. Hladick says he wasn’t looking for a new job, and was shocked to get the offer. Still, he says he's excited to step up. 

"Many of the things I’ve been dealing with for 25 years are under the umbrella of commerce and economic development," he says.

Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Casts Off

Tuesday, January 20 2015

Ron Mitchell drops nets onto the deck of the F/V Seadawn. (Lauren Rosenthal/KUCB)

The Bering Sea’s largest fishery opened up on Tuesday afternoon. Pollock crews are gearing up for a potential increase in their harvest -- while still keeping an open mind about what the winter has in store. 

Within hours of arriving in Unalaska on Tuesday morning, the crew of the Seadawn was back to work. 

"We’ll just get everything on the boat and then we can start organizing it," Ron Mitchell yelled as he stacked extra nets on deck using a crane.

Raider Basketball Teams Tip Off

Monday, January 19 2015

The Unalaska Raiders hit the court this weekend for their first basketball games of the season.

The girls' team traveled to Naknek for three hard-fought matches against Bristol Bay High School, while the boys logged two victories at home against the Bristol Bay Angels. 

Raider Boys Bounce Past Bristol Bay

Monday, January 19 2015

The Unalaska Raiders came out strong in their first home basketball games of the season.

The Raider boys defeated the Bristol Bay Angels in back-to-back matches on Thursday and Friday. They won by more than 40 points each time.

On Saturday, the coaches decided to switch gears. Bryan Anderson of Bristol Bay and the Raiders’ Kent Russell agreed to cancel their final game.

Girls' Basketball Preview: Lady Raiders Stake Out Southwest Region

Monday, January 19 2015

The Lady Raiders hit the court this weekend for their first games of the season. Coach Julie Herman sat down with KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal to recap the girls' performance at Bristol Bay High School -- and the challenges they'll face on the road to state championships.

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